News Updates From CLG
27 July 2021
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Breaking: Department of Justice Declares COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Legal –Federal law doesn’t prohibit public agencies, private business from requiring vaccines for employees | 27 July 2021 | The Department of Justice concluded in an opinion that federal law doesn’t prohibit public agencies and private businesses from requiring COVID-19 vaccines under the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization. On July 26, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, California, and New York City said they would require some of their government workers to get the COVID-19 shot or be tested weekly. Veterans Affairs, with the move, became the first federal agency to mandate the vaccine. The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel on July 26 wrote that because access to COVID-19 vaccines is more commonplace, “numerous educational institutions, employers, and other entities across the United States” have said they will require some individuals to be vaccinated against the virus as a condition of employment, participation, benefit, service, or relationship.
Governor Cuomo Says Unvaccinated Citizens Will Be ‘Put’ in Vehicles and Driven to Vaccination Sites | 26 July 2021 | New York Governor Andrew Cuomo gave a coronavirus briefing at Yankee Stadium where he discussed his new $15 million campaign to push the COVID-19 vaccine through “community-based organizations” in areas with low vaccination rates. During the briefing, Cuomo firmly stated that the COVID-19 vaccine door-to-door efforts would involve the unvaccinated being placed in a vehicle to get driven to a location where they would be vaccinated for the coronavirus. “We have to get in those communities, and we have to knock on those doors, and we have to convince people, and put them in a car, and drive them, and get that vaccine in their arm,” said Cuomo. “That is the mission.” [NO ONE is putting me in a car.]
Washington Post to require proof of vaccination for September return to offices | 27 July 2021 | The Washington Post will require all employees to provide proof that they have been vaccinated if they plan to return to the paper’s newsroom [sic] this fall. The policy, announced to staffers in a memo sent by Publisher Fred Ryan on Tuesday, would make “accommodations” only for “those with documented medical conditions and religious concerns.” The policy will also be in place for contractors and guests who wish to enter the Post building on K Street in downtown Washington, D.C., Ryan said.
California Restaurant Protests Medical Tyranny By Asking Diners to Prove They Are Unvaccinated| 27 July 2021 | A California restaurant is protesting against medical tyranny by posting a sign asking diners to prove they are not vaccinated against COVID-19. Basilico’s Pasta e Vino in Orange County has made major waves with their sign taking aim at “treasonous, anti-American stupidity.” “Notice: Proof of being unvaccinated required. We have zero tolerance for treasonous, anti-American stupidity. Thank you for pondering,” the signs on the restaurant’s door read. The owner of the restaurant has also been outspoken on their Facebook page. On Tuesday, they responded to an article by the Los Angeles Times that trashed them for their vaccine stance. “LOS ANGELES TIMES’ PRINTS AN ARTICLE ABOUT US, AND AGAIN HERE COME THE HATERS, AND WITH IT, THE HARASSING NON-STOP PHONE CALLS, THREATS AND HUNDREDS OF ONE STAR REVIEWS. AND GUESS WHAT? WE AT ‘BASILICO’S PASTA E VINO’ WEAR IT ALL AS A BADGE OF HONOR!” they wrote in all caps.
CDC recommends fully vaccinated wear masks in certain indoor areas, advises universal masking for schools | 27 July 2021 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday that fully vaccinated individuals should wear masks in certain indoor areas and advised universal masking for schools regardless of individuals’ vaccination status amid rising infections due to the delta variant. “In areas with substantial and high transmission, CDC recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear a mask in public indoor settings to help prevent spread of Delta and protect others,” the agency wrote ahead of a briefing.
Missouri Attorney General Sues to Block St. Louis Area Mask Mandate | 27 July 2021 | Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit on Monday to stop the mask mandate in St. Louis City and St. Louis County, alleging that the newly reimposed masking requirement is “arbitrary and capricious” and violates the state constitution. Schmitt, a Republican, filed the suit in a circuit court in St. Louis County, naming St. Louis County Executive Sam Page, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones, along with the directors of the county and city’s health departments. “This continued government overreach is unacceptable and unconstitutional, especially in the face of a widely available vaccine,” Schmitt said in a news release, adding, “I will continue to fight this seemingly unending control and intrusion on peoples’ lives–we will not back down.”
US drone whistleblower Daniel Hale sentenced to 45 months in prison | 27 July 2021 | Daniel Hale, a former US Air Force intelligence analyst who leaked information about civilian deaths caused by drone strikes overseas, has been sentenced to almost four years in prison under the Espionage Act. US District Judge Liam O’Grady passed the sentence on Tuesday in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, saying that the 45-month sentence was needed as a deterrent to others from disclosing government secrets. O’Grady told Hale he had other options than to share classified documents with a reporter.
Arizona Senate Issues Fresh Subpoena for 2020 Election Audit | 27 July 2021 | Arizona senators on Monday issued a new subpoena to the state’s largest county for materials related to the 2020 election. Arizona Senate President Karen Fann and Arizona Senate Judiciary Chairman Warren Petersen ordered Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors to hand over ballot envelopes or ballot envelope images, voter records, and routers or router images. The Republican-controlled board was also commanded to provide all findings concerning any systems breach that took place within six months of the Nov. 3, 2020, election, as well as all usernames and passwords for machines used in the election. And the board was also told to appear at the Arizona State Capitol for a hearing on Aug. 2.
Group of Republicans heckled while demanding answers on Capitol riot detainees | 27 July 2021 | A group of six Republican lawmakers held a press conference, amid the heckling of protesters, outside the Department of Justice on Tuesday to demand answers about the treatment of those arrested over the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Congress members Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Louis Gohmert (R-Texas), Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Bob Good (R-Va.) and Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) gave remarks from a podium outside the office of the DOJ, to which Greene claimed they were barred entry. “We want to know how the detainees are being treated inside the jails,” Greene began before introducing Gohmert. “We have received reports about mistreatment in the jails,” Gohmert claimed, adding, “We have been asking for months for meetings with the attorney general.” Among the reported examples of mistreatment listed by the House Republicans were due process violations and the needless use of solitary confinement for some prisoners.
PayPal Working with ADL to Financially Blacklist and Spy on ‘Extremists’ | 26 July 2021 | PayPal (P), the online payment processing giant, has announced it will work with the far-left Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to collect information on and cut off financial flows to so-called extremists, and that it will share the data it gathers with law enforcement, policymakers, and the rest of the financial industry. P took its first step towards suppressing dissent when it banned the account of Julian Assange in 2011… Commenting on the news, Blake Masters, a candidate in the Republican primary to contest Arizona’s Senate seat, called P’s decision an “obvious pretext to suppress any dissent.”
Former Sen. Barbara Boxer attacked, robbed in California | 27 July 2021 | Former Sen. Barbara Boxer was attacked and robbed of her cell phone Monday while in Northern California, according to a Twitter post from her account. Boxer, a Democrat from California, was in Oakland’s Jack London Square neighborhood when someone pushed her in the back and took her phone, according to the tweet. “Earlier today former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland,” the social media post reads. “The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured.”
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